18th November 2008
Reader offer: Blowing Whistles tickets for just £10
2:43 PM — PinkNews.co.uk readers are being offered an exclusive discount of 60% on tickets to one of the West End's hottest shows.
Met police defend decision not to ban homophobic performer 18
1:24 PM — London's police service has been criticised by gay rights activists for allowing a concert by a notoriously homophobic singer to go ahead in the city this weekend.
17th November 2008
Stonewall announces recruitment process for expert trustees 2
3:30 PM — People with experience of a range of areas from PR to finance are being encouraged to become involved with Stonewall as trustees.
Lord Mandelson reveals interest in appearing on Strictly Come Dancing 2
1:43 PM — The Business Secretary has hinted he would consider taking part in BBC television show Strictly Come Dancing.
Scottish government back TV and radio anti-bullying campaign
11:21 AM — Scotland's Minister for Schools and Skills launched National Anti-Bullying Week today at an event in partnership with respectme, Scotland’s national anti-bullying service.
14th November 2008
Southbank’s Christmas tribute to mark centenary of Quentin Crisp’s birth 2
1:54 PM — Christmas Day 2008 marks the centenary of Quentin Crisp’s birth.
Boyzone’s gay love interest is a video first 16
1:27 PM — Reformed boyband Boyzone have made a small but significant step forward with the release of their latest video.
MPs call for Commons committee to consider LGBT representation 3
12:52 PM — A Labour MP has said a new special parliamentary committee that will examine ways of making the House of Commons more diverse should include gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people.
13th November 2008
London’s new free gay newspaper arrives on Wednesday
5:02 PM — The popular Brighton gay newspaper one80news is coming to London. From Monday November 17th, Londoners will be offered the same twice-monthly mix of news, entertainment and information.
Waterstone’s defend decision to cancel gay author event 16
4:35 PM — A leading bookseller has said that it was "unwise" to go ahead with the launch of a gay poet's new book at a Cardiff store because of the threat of disruption from fundamentalist Christians.
Unusual case of man “cured” of HIV via marrow transplant not “big breakthrough”
1:51 PM — Scientists and sexual health charities have warned that the case of a man who appears to have been cured of HIV by a bone marrow transplant from a donor who had a genetic resistance to the virus does not represent a major breakthrough.
Waterstone’s give in to hate preacher Stephen Green as he threatens more artists 53
1:34 PM — A national chain of booksellers is under fire for bowing to threats from a notorious homophobic preacher.
12th November 2008
City and Guilds launch new Level 2 Award in HIV and AIDS 1
5:04 PM — The UK's leading body for vocational and managerial skills has announced a new qualification in understanding HIV and AIDS.
London university establishes free law surgery for LGBT community
3:33 PM — Queen Mary, University of London, is launching a specialist legal advice centre for gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans people later this week.
40% oppose gay men as adoptive parents 17
2:03 PM — A new survey conducted for National Adoption Week has found that a significant minority of British people oppose adoptions by gay people and single people.
Interview: Greg Barker on the challenge of climate change
1:32 PM — Last month's government reshuffle focused mainly on the return of Lord Mandelson to the fold, but there was another highly significant appointment.
National AIDS Trust questions gay blood donor ban
1:08 PM — A leading HIV charity has accused the National Blood Service of not doing enough to challenge a lifetime ban on donations from men who have had sex with men.
Liverpool council’s village plan “ignores” LGBT community 1
12:35 PM — A leading councillor has attacked Liverpool's City Council over plans for a gay village. The city needs £260,000 for the scheme and is hoping to secure EU funds.
11th November 2008
Brian Paddick to appear in ITV reality show I’m A Celebrity 3
6:14 PM — Former senior police officer Brian Paddick is to appear on ITV1 show I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.
Interview: Blowing the whistle on being gay, in love and on Gaydar 2
4:01 PM — Matthew Todd, playwright, journalist, Attitude editor and environmentalist, spoke to PinkNews.co.uk last week about the latest London production of his play Blowing Whistles.